𒉿𒀀𒋻

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Hittite[edit]

𒉿𒀀𒋻
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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥ (water). Bedřich Hrozný, who deciphered Hittite in 1917, said that seing this word and knowing German Wasser made him realize Hittite was Indo-European.[1]

Noun[edit]

𒉿𒀀𒋻 (wa-a-tar)

  1. water
    • Said to be the first Hittite sentence translated by Hrozný:
      𒉡 𒃻𒀭 𒂊𒄑𒍝𒀜𒋼𒉌 𒉿𒀀𒋻𒈠 𒂊𒆪𒌓𒋼𒉌
      nu NINDA-an e-ez-za-at-te-ni wa-a-tar-ma e-ku-ut-te-ni.
      [now] bread you shall eat, and water you shall drink.

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buck, C. D. (1920), “Hittite an Indo-European Language?”, in Classical Philology[1], volume 15, issue 2, pages 189–90